Dog Boarding

Pricing Varies By Location

Find An Ark


Pricing Varies By Location

Find An Ark


Pricing Varies By Location

Find An Ark




Whether traveling for long periods or just for the night, send your little (or big) buddy on vacation to The Ark! Your pet will receive excellent, full-service accommodations while staying with us! Your pets will be out of their kennels and romping around with our daycare dogs all day long until the assigned feed and sleeping times in their kennels. You can even watch your pets being spoiled and having a great time on our 24/7 live pet cams!


Unlike our competitors, The Ark provides a boarding service for cats too! Every Ark has a dedicated cat room with spacious and airy cat condos. Cat rooms are well lit and have their HVAC to keep the rooms fresh and clean.

Exotic pet BOARDING

The Ark provides boarding for exotic pets, including care of everything from lizards, birds, and mice to pigs and prized hens! Each Ark has a dedicated area for domestic pets and staff fully willing and able to look after them like they were their own. All exotic pets must come with their cage.

Boarding Requirements

For Dogs


The Ark welcomes dogs of all ages as long as they have had two rounds of shots and a rabies vaccination after 4 months. 

Must Be Spayed or Neutered

All dogs 8 months or older must be spayed or neutered.


You must provide proof that your pet is current on the following vaccinations:

  • Rabies
  • Bordetella
  • Distemper/Parvo


All dogs must pass our assessment day and be friendly with other dogs and people. This is for the safety of other dogs, our crew, and our guests.

For Cats


The Ark welcomes cats of all ages as long as they have had two rounds of shots and a rabies vaccination after 4 months.   

Must Be Spayed or Neutered

All cats 8 months or older must be spayed or neutered.


You must provide proof that your pet is current on the following vaccinations:

  • Rabies
  • FeLV


Cats do not get assessed but should not be overly aggressive to our crew.

For Exotics


We do not have any age restrictions on exotic pets.


Exotic pets cannot be overly aggressive to our crew. We do not allow any venomous pets. 

Exotic Pet Enclosures

We require guests to provide their own crate, cage, or tank for any exotic pets. 

pet boarding FAQS

What do I need to bring for boarding my pet?

For dogs and cats, we recommend bringing their food, a piece of bedding that smells like home, and a toy or treat (no rawhides or tennis balls are permitted due to choking hazards). All dogs and cats are provided with beds, bowls, and house food if necessary. In addition, if your pet requires medication you will need to bring that.

Exotic pets are required to bring their enclosure, food, and any supplies necessary to make their stay comfortable and safe.  

Do I need to bring my pet's food?

No, you do not have to bring your pet's food. However, not having your normal pet food could upset your pet's stomach. We do offer grain free house food at an additional charge of $2.50 each day. 

Do you have a crew member with the dogs 24/7?

The Ark does not keep a crew member on-site overnight. Still, every Ark location has monitored security, smoke, carbon monoxide, motion, and temperature alarms to alert the crew of any incidents overnight. The Ark also invested in top-of-the-line video surveillance systems that are accessible 24/7. on-siteIf your pet requires overnight attention, we recommend looking into home pet care or boarding at a Veterinarian, but remember that most vets do not have a free play! We believe pets need to rest, and a crew member on-site overnight may stir up pets.

Do you have any breed restrictions?

The Ark does not have any breed restrictions. We assess all dogs based on their behavior and temperament and do not discriminate according to breed.

Why is my dog so tired and thirsty when they get home?

Your dog is just like a child that visits friends, plays all day, and then falls asleep on the car ride home. We have done our job if your dog is worn out at the end of the day. Expect long naps and "the crash" after a long day of daycare or extended period of boarding. The reasons are the same for the thirst. Even though we provide ample water during your dogs entire visit they may still guzzle water down when they get home because of their increased activity level during the day. 

Do all dogs like free play?

The simple answer is no; not all dogs enjoy a free play atmosphere. That is why we require an assessment day of daycare. Our crew will slowly introduce your dog to a playgroup and monitor them for up to 4 hours. Some dogs are too overwhelmed by the number of dogs; some are just shy; others have aggression issues that have not been addressed. Our staff has been trained to identify critical factors to know if your dog is a good fit. If you are told your dog is not a good fit for daycare, it does not mean you are a terrible dog parent or your dog is bad! It simply means a free-play atmosphere is not suitable for your dog at the time. You may need to work on socializing your dog slowly on your own; we can always try again! 

Do dogs ever get hurt or sick at The Ark? What happens if they do?

Our crew members are trained in pet behavior, playgroup management, pet CPR, and first aid. They will monitor the dogs while they are playing and do everything possible to keep a safe, fun, and loving environment at all times, but dogs are dogs, and accidents can happen. Normal play time incidents are minor and may include scratches, nicks, or pulled patches of hair. While it is rare, more serious incidents can occur. In addition to reducing playtime accidents, we do everything within our power to eliminate any spread of illness. We follow and sometimes exceed industry standard cleaning procedures and use quality, veterinarian-grade disinfectants to clean the entire facility. We also require all pets to be vaccinated, and we have the right to deny any pet that appears ill. If we identify a pet that looks sick or injured, our crew will swiftly assess the situation. Depending on the severity of the situation, our crew will either take the pet to the nearest veterinarian and inform the owner immediately or for more minor issues, address the problem, apply first aid, and/or encourage the owner to have the pet checked out by their vet when possible.

Do you board cats and other animals?

Yes, we are not called The Ark for nothing! We have a dedicated cat room at every Ark location. We only require that the owners provide a travel enclosure and detailed feeding and care instructions for exotic pets. We can also board what we call "exotics," including everything from parrots and hamsters to lizards and turtles.

How do I access the pet cams?

Pet Cams are reserved for guests only and can be accessed via our location websites. Guests will be given a password to use to log into the pet cams at the time of check-in or upon request.

Are you open on Sundays?

The Ark is not open on Sunday; however, we do offer Sunday pickups. Pickup times vary slightly by location so check with your local Ark for these pickup times! 

Are there any discounts?

Yes, the discounts are:

  • 15% OFF & One Free Kennel Bath for pets staying 6+ nights

There are also location-specific discounts you can view by clicking "Find The Ark Nearest To You!" and navigating to the boarding page of the location-specific site.


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